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Posted: November 1, 2018

Join the rut in Radium Nov. 2 to 4

Have you ever wondered what it is like to see Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep in full rutting action? We invite you to join us for the 2018 Headbanger Festival November 2 through 4!

The Headbanger Festival is set to be a hands on event, full of interactive and educational workshops, unique presentations, and a whole lot of fun!

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The Bighorn Sheep have been a focal attraction in the Village of Radium Hot Springs for decades and their daily presence and beauty is something we in Radium are proud to celebrate. At the Headbanger Festival we do just that!

This event will not only give you the opportunity to witness the Bighorn Sheep in their annual rut, you will also get a chance to learn all about them from our line-up of talented presenters.

We are thrilled to be hosting all events at the 2018 Headbanger Festival from the newly opened Radium Hot Springs Centre.

Just a few of our 2018 Headbanger Festival Presenters:

Headbanger Festival Keynote Speaker Dave Butler 

Dave Butler is a forester, biologist, novelist and photographer from Cranbrook. He’s the author of the Jenny Willson mystery series. The first novel in the series, Full Curl, won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel in Canada in 2018, and was short-listed for the 2018 RakutenKobo Emerging Writer Award in the mystery category. Dave is also Director of Sustainability at Canadian Mountain Holidays, a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, and a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.

Smartphone Photography Workshop with Dax Justin 

The focus of the Headbanger Festival Photography workshop to is see your photo talents shine – all welcome, but must have a smart phone photography as an interest.

Dax Justin is a Canadian Explorer, Adventure/Landscape photographer, visual content creator, and destination storyteller based in Alberta, Canada. Working with travel brands, adventure companies, agencies and destinations to help tell their stories by capturing and delivering high-quality visual content rooted in social narrative that is both creative and immersive.

Dax’s photographic work focuses on outdoor adventure, landscapes, mountain lifestyle, people and sports. The photography captured on expeditions bring the adventure to a worldwide online audience in real time, expanding brand reach through social media and travel networks.

Legends of the Forest with Darcee O’Hearn

Darcee O’Hearn lives in the small riverside city Trail with her husband, three children, handful of bunnies, and thousands of bees. She’s spent six years working in forestry, and over 17 years teaching everything she knows about our natural world.

Author of a new genre of children’s books called, “Legends of the Forest” Inside these wonderfully illustrated books you will find a heartwarming story, science and craft projects, games, and curriculum based information to inspire kids aged 4-12. Having said that, these books are targeted for any age group because of the messages of sustainable and green living, which applies to everyone.


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